Though you may not immediately recognize his name there is a more than fighting chance that you know the work of multi talented Japanese writer-director-performer Kudo Kankuro if you are any sort of fan of Japanese cult cinema. The writer of cult hit titles as diverse as Go
, Ping Pong
, Kudo is also an acclaimed director in his own right with his work specializing in find very sincere human wrinkles to a cavalcade of very odd characters.
The latest of these is Junior High Student Maruyama
, the touching story of a young man training himself for extreme flexibility with self pleasure being the ultimate aim. Maruyama's world is shaken with the arrival of a new neighbor in his apartment complex, a stroller pushing young father who appears strangely aware of Maruyama's goal.
Kudo is a truly unique talent making a return after a bit of a gap - by his standards, he's not had a script of his hit the big screen since 2010's Zebraman 2
- with two other scripts also in production right now. Check the trailer for his latest below.
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